Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage.
The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement.
This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.
"Transparency International have for years undertaken valuable, authoritative work on governance issues of vital importance in sport, and the concerns they have raised have been repeatedly vindicated. The research and insights in this book provide another major contribution to the recognition that sports must be true to the love people have for them."–David Conn, The Guardian
"At last a truly comprehensive, critical and impassioned look at the whole range of governance and corruption issues that have engulfed global sport. For those that want to know what has been going on, why, and how to do something about it, this book will be their first point of call."–David Goldblatt, author of The Game Of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football, 2015 William Hill Sports Book Of The Year
Part 1 Governance of sport: the global view Part 2 Money, markets and private interests in football Part 3 Events in the spotlight Part 4 Match Fixing Part 5 The US model: collegiate sports and corruption Part 6 The role of participants: within and beyond the sports family